Friday, January 10, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things {from 2013}

          As a way of heralding in the new year, I thought that I would write down some of my favorite things from 2013.
          Note that these lists are not in order of importance. ;)

~Favorite Happenings~
1. My childhood dream of owning a horse coming true. <3
2. New darling little brother, Haven.
3. Finding out that I am Aunt! :D Little Eddy coming this June.
4. Going on my first missions trip with Gleanings For The Hungry in August. That was really one of the most amazing weeks of my life.
5. Speech tournaments! Last year, I participated in OTQ and SOQ, and placed at both.
6. Friendship. I made quite a few new friends this past year, which is always a blessing. I was also able to renew four wonderful friendships with friends that I hadn't seen in years. :)
7. Getting to see my favorite artist Steven Curtis Chapman LIVE was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the year. The concert was absolutely fantastic.
8. Buying my dream camera, a Canon Rebel T5I.
9. Falling in love with my Savior. :)
10. Celebrating my Sweet Sixteen.

~Favorite Verses/Chapters~
1. Psalm 104:33-34
2. Isaiah 12
3. Philippians 4:4-7
4. James 1:5-6
5. Proverbs 2
6. 1 Peter 1:3-10
7. Psalm 27
8. 2 Corinthians 10:5
9. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
10. Romans 8:37-39

~Favorite Songs~
1. Name Above All Names | Sovereign Grace
2. Something Beautiful | Steven Curtis Chapman
3. See You Again | Carrie Underwood
4. If I Die Young | The Band Perry
5. Boasting | Lecrae
6. Blessed By Your Name | Steven Curtis Chapman (in concert)
7. How Love Wins (Thief) | Steven Curtis Chapman
8. Born For This (Esther) | Mandisa
9. Good in Goodbye | Carrie Underwood
10. Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars cover) | The Piano Guys

~Favorite Movies~
1. Monk. All eight fantastic seasons. :)
2. Cinderella Man
3. Unconditional
4. Amazing Grace
5. A Knight's Tale
6. The King's Speech
7. Now You See Me
8. Monsters University
9. Les Miserables
10. The Legend of Zorro

          I am ashamed to say that I only read about 20-25 books in 2013, which is an all-time low for me. They were all good books, but I only found seven that deserved to be called "favorites" of the year.

~Favorite Books~
1. The Holy Bible
2.  Sherlock Holmes | Sir Aurther Conan Doyle
3. Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery (I've read this book 3 or 4 times, but it still deserves a place on this list. :)
4. Choosing to SEE | Mary Beth Chapman
5. The Atonement Child | Francine Rivers
6. The Singer | Calvin Miller
7. Les Miserables | Victor Hugo (I still have a couple hundred pages left, but I love it so far. :)

          I hope that you are all having a fantastic year so far!


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